Cla-Cor Farms, LLC
Registered Holstein Partial Heifer Dispersal
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 ~ 10:30 AM ~ Memphis, MO

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January 16 - 18, 2020
Ramada Inn & Convention Center, Springfield, MO

We are going to change things up a bit this year!

The Missouri State Sale committee voted to postpone our State Convention Sale this year. We all are very aware of the dairy economy over the past several years.

Your state Executive Committee went around to district meetings asking members what they would like to do Friday evening that would be a fun social activity to bring us all together. The overwhellming majority of people were interested in a Cornhole tournament. Thank you to our new MDA Executive Director, JP Dunn, we are making plans for a really fun evening on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Springfield, MO.

Details are still being ironed out and will be listed in the Pulsator Newsletter. But, for now here are the events that are planned for Friday evening:

  • Meal with cash bar and a short dairy inspirational movie.
  • Junior & Adult All-Missouri awards
  • Futurity award presentations
  • Scholarship & National award presentations
  • Fun action with items from around the state to benefit the MO Holstein Assoc. & Juniors
  • Entertainment: A country singer will perform during the tournament.
  • Fun Cornhole Tournament! Teams will pre-enter (so we can have the correct number of boards). There will be prizes and lots of fun. Planning on several different categories: family, adults, etc.
  • Juniors will be able to participate!
  • Inviting all other breeds and vendors to join in the fun!
  • SPONSORS:The association is looking for those whould be willing to sponsor prizes for the tournament or sponsor a set of boards as a prize that will include your logo!
Do you have a Cornhole board that you would be willing to let us borrow for the evening? Please let Jodi 417-840-3203 or Tommy Scrivner 417-543-07253 know so we can make sure we have enough. THANKS!!

Registration is free for dairy farmers but luncheon reservations are required for Friday and Saturday and may be made by emailing> or calling 573-690-1014. Sponsor and exhibitor information is available at the same contacts.

So make plans now to attend the annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the Missouri Dairy Association annual meeting. Some of the events to be held are:
  • Junior Convention
  • Annual business meeting on Saturday
  • Princess & Holstein Miss competition & crowning
  • Saturday lunch will be light as you prepare to head home.
We look forward to seeing you all in January! (We're always hoping for nice weather!) Sleeping room reservations may be made by calling the Hotel

Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
417/866-5253. Room rate is $79.00 and the cutoff date is 1/2/20.
Request the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block.


The Nominations are In...

Now it is your turn to vote! So be looking for your December Pulsator newsletter. It will have the official voting ballot and instructions. Remember each paid adult & jr member (Age 9 by January 1st) receives one vote. Nominees can also be in the December issue of the Mid-States Holstein News, so come back and check them out and send in your ballot!!



Most districts held their local meetings in November. I had to remain at home this year doing chores as Larry had some routine surgery performed. I would like to thank Vice President, Ryan Bilyeu, and Tim Ewing who made the trip to the district meetings in my place.

Thank You to everyone who came, listened, and participated in these meetings. We gathered information that we will take back to make improvements to the state association and to discuss at the State Convention in January. So be sure to make plans to attend and have your voice heard!

Below are some district summaries and reports given.

District Meeting Report

General Items:
1. Southwest district will be hosting of state convention this year. This means they will be coordinating the fun auction. Each district to bring 1 - 2 items. Which will happen Friday evening this year.
2. Juniors are very thankful to the Durst family for their donation of a calf last summer at the MO State Fair. Juniors are once again looking for donations of embryos or a calf again this year to sell.
3. Junior award forms due December 7. Forms available on the webpage or through Katie.
4. Looking for volunteers to host the 2020 Holstein Field Day.
5. State Fair: Plan to continue the youth show commercial class and dairy steer class.
6. Announced state PBR and Progressive Genetics Winners for 2019!
7. Announced state finance changes for the year.
8. Talked about changes to the State Holstein convention
9. Lots of great feedback on the Pulsator Newsletter. Comments on what people liked and what they wanted to see in the future. Continue to encourage ads for the publication.


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2022 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 then click on the 2022 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2020. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2020.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2022 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader



Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 7, 2019 and sent to Katie Wantland. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Katie for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Katie Wantland at 417-872-5543 or Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!


Missouri Dairy Business Monthly Update

Need to signup for the Newsletter!

Joe Horner, MU Dairy Extension Specialist, has published a monthly web publication presenting information on current dairy issues to people interested in the Missouri dairy industry for the past 19 years. If you have been receiving or looking at the web version on Joe's update this monthly publication will end in October 2019.

HOWEVER, A new MU Dairy Newsletter is being developed by MU's Reagan Bluel but new signup is required. Please click here to signup for the new monthly newsletter.

Calving Clinic - January 14

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USDA Abruptly Halts Animal ID Plan

By: Greg Henderson, Dairy Herd Management Online, October 28, 2019
USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Friday (Oct. 25) it has suspended its plan to phase-in the use of electronic ID (RFID) tags for cattle and bison.

APHIS said in a statement the policy shift was in response to executive orders from President Trump that have highlighted the need for transparency and communication of issues “before placing any new requirements on American farmers and ranchers.”

In April APHIS announced its plan for Animal Disease Traceability with a factsheet posted to its web site. The factsheet detailed USDA’s plan to transition to radio frequency identification (RFID) tags from metal ear tags for cattle and bison. At the time, USDA said it would stop providing free metal tags, though approved vendors would still be permitted to produce official metal tags for one year. On Jan. 1, 2021, USDA would end approval of vendor production of metal ear tags with the USDA shield.

The animal disease traceability (ADT) plan set January 1, 2023, as the date all animals that move interstate and fall into specific categories would need official, individual RFID tags. The plan specifically omitted feeder cattle.

In its statement withdrawing those regulations, APHIS said it has “listened to the industry’s feedback.” One of the loudest voices against RFID was heard earlier this month when R-CALF USA filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Casper, WY, seeking to halt the plan. Joining the suit were the New Civil Liberties Alliance and rancher plaintiffs Kenny and Roxie Fox of Belvidere, SD, and Tracy and Donna Hunt of Newcastle, WY. The suit alleged the proposed requirements were in opposition to USDA’s own policy that had previously allowed the use of a number of different kinds of identification including metal tags.

In its statement Friday, APHIS said the factsheet was removed because it “is no longer representative of current agency policy.” Despite the executive orders whitdrawing the ADT plan, APHIS acknowledged the continuing need for a national animal ID plan.

“While the need to advance a robust joint Federal-State-Industry Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) capability remains an important USDA-APHIS objective, we will take the time to reconsider the path forward and then make a new proposal, with ample opportunity for all stakeholders to comment,” the APHIS statement said. “We continue to believe that RFID devices will provide the cattle industry with the best protection against the rapid spread of animal diseases, as well as meet the growing expectations of APHIS said USDA’s goals to enhance ADT have not changed, and the agency aid to:

  • Encourage the use of electronic identification for animals that move interstate under the current ADT regulation;
  • Enhance electronic sharing of basic animal disease traceability data;
  • Enhance the ability to track animals from birth to slaughter; and
  • Increase the use of electronic health certificates

Click here for link to online article.

Women In Dairy


Fun craft and Christmas get together

December Meeting - COMBINED

Join us for a joint fun and relaxing Christmas get together. We will learn how to make these 'barn quilt' blocks!

When: Wed, December 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Greene Co. Extension @ the Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield
Supplies for Block: $20 / Person for supplies needed for quilt block.
Preregistration Required: Contact Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or to make sure enough supplies are available.

ALSO: Bring a main dish and a side to share for lunch. I will provide drinks and paper products. We will meet at 11AM (or whenever you can make it) until about 2pm. (or whenever everyone is done)! So, let's make Merry and Bright and enjoy our fellow Women in Dairy. Bring a friend. The more the merrier!

December Issue!

Last call for any advertising or information
in the December Pulsator. Need by 12/8/19!


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program; Ends Dec. 13, 2019

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today (10/11) for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

The deadline to enroll in DMC for 2020 is Dec. 13, 2019.

Dairy farmers earned more than $300 million dollars from the program in 2019 so far. Producers are encouraged to take advantage of this very important risk management tool for 2020.

All producers who want 2020 coverage, even those who took advantage of the 25 percent premium discount by locking in the coverage level for five years of margin protection coverage are required to visit the office during this signup period to pay the annual administrative fee.

Dairy producers should definitely consider coverage for 2020 as even the slightest drop in the margin can trigger payments.

NEW:The Department has built in a 50 percent blend of premium and supreme alfalfa hay prices with the alfalfa hay price used under the prior dairy program to provide a total feed cost that more closely aligns with hay rations used by many producers. At a milk margin minus feed cost of $9.50 or less, payments are possible.

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
New Program 2019:
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program,
- January Rate: 7.71. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.79 per cwt.
- February Rate: 7.91. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.59 per cwt.
- March Rate: 8.66. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.84 per cwt.
- April Rate: 8.82. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.68 per cwt.
- May Rate: 9.00. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.50 per cwt.
- June Rate: 8.63. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.87 per cwt.
- July Rate: 9.27. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.23 per cwt.
- August Rate: 9.85. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- September Rate: 10.41. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- October Rate: 10.88. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


December 7 Deadline for Jr Award to Katie Wantland

December 11 Women in Dairy Barn Quilting event 11-2pm. Preregistration required.

December 13 Deadline to enroll in DMC for 2020

December 19 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

January 14, 2020 Calving Clinic @ MU Southwest Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
Feb. 4, 2020 2020 Monett Dairy Days
Topics: Hands on hoof trimming, Labor management, FARM 4.0 and dairyman panel on USDA programs.
March 13, 2020 Hol USA Judges Conference, Maddox/RuAnn Dairy, CA

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide:

Genex Custom Collection Services:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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